Torres confident over Reds

07 June 2009 02:28
Fernando Torres insists the Liverpool squad expect success, despite continued speculation about the club's off-field problems. The Reds owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett are experiencing much-publicised financial difficulties, sparking rumours about the future of star players at Anfield. But Torres, who recently signed a long-term contract extension on Merseyside, has no doubts about where he wants to be playing. And the Spain international believes the fact that the likes of Steven Gerrard, Dirk Kuyt and manager Rafa Benitez have also put pen-to-paper is a positive sign. "There is nowhere else in Europe I want to be," the former Atletico Madrid ace said in the News of the World "I believe we are on the verge of something special here and I am delighted to commit my future to this club. "You would not get top players signing new contracts if they did not think there were good times ahead. I expect many trophies for Liverpool in the years to come. "The manager will know what he wants and what areas he wants to improve next season and whatever he decides we know it will be the right choice because all the players and staff here have total trust in him. "Our aim has to be the best. If we have no desire to be the best in England and in Europe then there is no point even turning up for work." Torres struggled with injuries in 2008/09 as Liverpool were eliminated at the quarter-final stage of the UEFA Champions League and finished runners-up to Manchester United in the Premier League. And the 25-year-old hopes that the Reds will be able to sample success next season, if fitness problems can be avoided. He added: "We came very close this season and next season, with the experience we now have, we know we can go one better. "Manchester United are very strong but we will improve and will have more about us next year. "We were unlucky with injuries this season. I am not making excuses but things could have been different. The manager is building and I expect many trophies for Liverpool in the years to come."

Source: SKY_Sports